General Muhammadu Buhari, who picked his nomination form for presidency on Thursday,said he pitied himself for picking up the presidential nomination form, after coughing up a whooping 27.5m.
According to Premuim Times,he said
“it is a pity I couldn’t influence this amount to be trickled down, as it was done in the case of ladies that intended to participate in the election. I felt heavily sorry for myself, because I didn’t want to go and ask somebody to pay for my nomination. If you could recall, even the last one, I always try to pay for myself, at least for the nomination.
Thank goodness I have a personal relationship with the manager of my bank in Kaduna, which I have called and told that the forms are coming, so I don’t know whether I’m in red, green or black, but all I know is that I must honor this, otherwise I will lose the nomination. So this morning, the bank manager in Abuja decided to bring the money and I asked one of my nephews to quickly bring the form. I sign and I got the papers which the national organising secretary received. I thank God that I have come to this stage. All speculation will now cease,”
The national chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, then told Buhari that the party decided to place the fee at N27.5 million, “to separate the men from the boys-.”
Buhari would be going head-to head with Atiku Abubakar at the party’s primaries.